Aug 20, 2011

Lily: 2(ish) months

Lily turned two months old on the 29th of July. With all the party prep for Kate's birthday and the having two kids and all, I got a little behind on the posts. Since I head back to school next week I thought I would take the last few free moments I have to update everyone on the littlest Ryan.

Lily had her two month appointment at the beginning of August and passed with flying colors. She weighed 12.5 pounds and was 23.5 inches long, 86% in both areas. She cried a bit during her shots but did well overall until about 6 hours later when she woke up screaming with a slight fever. We made it through the evening and she was on the mend the next day.

We are slowly coming to realize that Kate was a baby saint. Lily, though she probably is very good compared to a lot of other babies, is what J and I have deemed fussy based solely and unscientifically on our experiences with Kate. I asked J what score he would give her on the non-existent fussiness scale with 10 being highest. He replied with a 6 but changed his mind the next day to 9 after she screamed in his face for 20 minutes and then cried the rest of the day. She is getting better as she gets closer to 3 months old, but we have had some pretty stressful days where nothing seems to make her happy.

The other challenging issue has been that, up until a week or so ago, Lily didn't really like anyone other than me. Babies love J, but not Lily. She didn't want anything to do with anyone or anything. Unless I was holding her, she was unhappy. This makes for an unhappy mommy, unfortunately, as I have things to do, places to go, etc. As she gets a little older, though, she and Daddy are getting along a lot better and she has been flashing him some smiles lately.

Kate is pretty much in love with Lily. Every so often Kate tells me to put Lily down and come and play, but overall Kate is very sweet with her. We have to watch carefully because Kate loves to hug and kiss Lily every chance she can get. We are very happy with Kate's interest level, but she can be a bit rough and we are constantly reminding her to be gentle. Kate is a great helper and likes to cover up Lily with her blanket and give her a pacifier when she is crying. Overall, I think they are going to get along just fine.

At Kate's party, Lily got to hang out with Aunt L and Uncle C. She spent most of the day being passed around since I was in full hostess mode. I knew we were turning the corner with her because she didn't need me all day long. Uncle C doesn't really love babies, but he did a good job when it was his turn to watch the little one.

The last few sessions of tummy time have been very productive- at least the first minute or so. Lily is getting very good at holding up her big head and has even flashed us some pretty cute smiles (which is another great thing that has happened in the last few weeks- little missy is all smiles). Here are some of my favorites from our recent tummy time sessions.

To end the post, I figured I would finally get around to the picture comparison I have been meaning to do since Lily was born. Though Lily has a lot of catching up to do, we see a lot of similarities between the two girls. Though Kate seems to be winning in the size competition (at two months old Kate was 15.5 pounds compared to Lily's 12.5 and 25 inches compared to Lily's 23.5) we think they are going to look a lot alike. We'll let you (and some time) be the judge.

1 comment:

Yia Yia and Papou said...

Darling pictures! She looks so cute and so much like Kate as a a baby! Love the smiles...
Hope the hurdle is past and she's just as perfect as Kate from now on!